Thursday, January 27, 2011
Festival of St Antonio and 1000 BC
Afterwards, they shoot off massive amounts of fireworks, scaring the hell out of the animals. At least they had been blessed before they died from the shock from booming fireworks. Some of my pictures didn't save, sorry, no pics of the animals.
Wednesday, we left early as Paola was feeling ill. Franco was kind enough to drive Julie to Riete so she could add hours to her TIM (pronounced TEEM) wireless card for internet access. Very important to have internet access in Casperia. Medievel papers in Italian only go so far. Naturally, we got to the TIM store at 3:30 and, you guessed it, they were closed till 4. When will we learn? So we walked down the steet to a bridge that crosses one of the bigger rivers that goes to ROME. There beneath the bridge we were standing on was another bridge, half submerged in the river. Franco said it was 3000 years old. That's 1000 years BC. I don't know about you, but it hard for me to get my head wrapped around internet access and 3000 year old bridges.